August 19, 2022
What They’re Specifying: Tiffany Howell
Roche Bobois smoked Lucite bar cart by Michel Dumas, circa 1970s
“For the main social space, I wanted a mobile, versatile bar for entertaining guests.”
Vintage Moroccan rug
“A grounding piece that ties all of the furnishings together, this rug’s cream and dusty rose soften the industrial space.”
Flora Delanica velvet
“To create a phone booth that could double as a photo booth, I covered the walls and upholstered the chair in the same fabric—my twist on an old English country home.”
Release, oil on canvas by Anne Darby Parker
“This particular painting was the perfect tone to go above a curved sofa.”
“I loved the patina of the leather, the tone of the wood, and the scale.”
Travertine table, circa 1980s
“It feels like a stand-alone, multi-hyphenate art piece, used for dining or meetings.”
“For the client’s floral arrangements, we sourced many beautiful ceramic vases. But this stoneware vase is a standout piece.”
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